FCC says transition to digital TV has been fairly smooth

If you're reading this, you probably weren't impacted by last week's official transition to digital TV signals, but there was concern that many people would be without their usual programming and raise a big fuss. According to the FCC, any disruption of service was not widespread, though there were over 300,000 calls last Friday to the government's special help line.

If you're reading this, you probably weren't impacted by last week's official transition to digital TV signals, but there was concern that many people would be without their usual programming and raise a big fuss. According to the FCC, any disruption of service was not widespread, though there were over 300,000 calls last Friday to the government's special help line. It turns out that many of those callers saw their problems solved—literally—after they were instructed to rescan their digital converter boxes.

But all is not rosy in certain major cities like Philadelphia and New York. In fact, FCC agents are being dispatched to Chicago to help people with DTV problems there. In particular, one station (WLS) is having "unique issues" that the FCC has to address individually.

If you're one of the unlucky ones who has had problems with the transition to DTV, let us know in the TalkBack section. Did you call the FCC help line? What were your problems and were you able to solve them?

[Via PCWorld.com; Chicago Tribune]

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